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Write on next line whilst constructing questdlg

Asked by Louis Vallance on 16 Jan 2013

Hey guys,

I'm constructing a question dialog box which has quite a lot of writing in it. Is there a way of writing the rest of the text on the next line of the script file? I've tried using ellipses and it's not working.

On a side note, is it possible to format questdlg so that you can split the dialog text into separate paragraphs?


Louis Vallance




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1 Answer

Answer by Jan Simon
on 16 Jan 2013
Edited by Jan Simon
on 18 Jan 2013
 Accepted answer

QUESTDLG wraps the text automatically at a certain width. Several paragraphs can be obtained by using a cell string, perhaps with an empty string as separator:

Str = ['asdhgaiosdzgoaszdlbas l lashb kjha sd,man bsdljhakshdg v ', ...
       'öaiosuh asödh ljhansbd kjash dbkashdg'];
questdlg({Str, '', Str})

Look at the doc textwrap command also.

[EDITED, Jan, typo fixed: quote character inserted]


Thanks for the reply.

If I use your code as an example and execute I get the following error:

??? Undefined function or variable 'ljhansbd kjash dbkashdg'.

I've never had much luck with using "..." to separate strings.

Jan Simon
on 18 Jan 2013

Yes, Louis, I forgot a quote character. Could you be able to fix this by your own?

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